William Shakespeare's Forsooth, the Phantom Menace: Star Wars Part the First
The popular, NYT best-selling Elizabethan/sci-fi mashup series continues, with a Shakespearean take on the first Star Wars prequel, The Phantom Menace. When the best-selling William Shakespeare's Star Wars presented the classic George Lucas film in the form of an Elizabethan drama, the results... show more
The popular, NYT best-selling Elizabethan/sci-fi mashup series continues, with a Shakespearean take on the first Star Wars prequel, The Phantom Menace. When the best-selling William Shakespeare's Star Wars presented the classic George Lucas film in the form of an Elizabethan drama, the results blew the minds of Star Wars fans and Shakespeare buffs alike. Now the curtain rises once again on that star-crossed galaxy far away, this time revealing the tragedy, hubris, and doomed romance that will lead to the fall of the Republic and the rise of an Empire. The saga starts here with this reimagining of Episode I, a prequel tale in which a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights clash with a hidden, vengeful enemy. Masterful meter, Shakepearean soliloquies and intricate Elizabethan illustrations will leave more than a few readers convinced that the Star Wars saga sprang straight from the Bard's quill.
Publish date: 2015-04-07
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Doescher tackles the prequels, and you can see why the prequels are not as good as the originals. However, Doescher does neat thing with Jar-Jar and using the colonialist attitudes of the Jedi to do it. Still, don't understand why if a Jedi can mind trick someone out of something that he needs...
I love Star Wars. I like Shakespeare. I have no idea why I didn’t start reading these books sooner. I almost docked it a half star because Doescher didn’t grant my secret wish and play on the whole “Jar Jar Binks was really a Sith Lord” theory, but the route he chose to take with my least favorite S...
Ian Doescher takes on the task of bringing the Star Wars prequels to the Elizabethan stage in “William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace” to fantastic results that will be jarring to any of those who dislike the film. Given the first prequel’s notorious reputation amongst the Star Wars fandom, Do...